I can’t stop staring at the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as their characters in the film adaptation of Gone Girl, the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. Quite an evocative and macabre image if you ask me — but it perfectly captures the energy between this disturbingly compatible married couple. Cannot wait for this movie. [Entertainment Weekly]
“If [a relationship] should come along, great … But I feel like I’m not missing anything yet. Maybe one day I will. But my son is three years old, which is an amazing age. Four is an even better age. So if something happens, great, but if not, I’ve got plenty to do…Life is a series of disastrous moments. In between those moments, that’s when you savor, savor, savor.”
–Sandra Bullock talks about her relationship status in Entertainment Weekly. I doubt she’s missing out on anything either. If she was, I’m sure she’d know. It’s quite a feat to try to bounce back when your ex is Jesse James. I appreciate Sandra’s her outlook on relationships: a series of disasters with some good moments in between. Often those good moments happen when you’re single — not just when you’re smitten. [People]
Y’all, I just watched all of the UK series “The Fall” this past weekend and Jamie Dornan plays a serial killer in it and oh my god, I think he is going to perfect as Christian Grey in this sure-to-be weird and kinky movie. Dakota Johnson certainly is doing her best timid mouse impression on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. I like the way Jamie is gripping that tie. Hot hot hot.
Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and if you aren’t distracted by Goldwyn’s chest hair peeking out from underneath his shirt, you’ll notice Washington’s looking a lot lighter-skinned than her usual gorgeous chocolate brown skin. The reason, I suppose, is probably the same reason as it was for Indie.Arie: the set lighting and camera flashes wash her out. Given all the attention paid to magazine covers by an art department staff (and trust us, there is a ton of attention paid — covers are what move magazines), we know the choice to leave it that way is deliberate. I think Kerry Washington looks gorgeous no matter what. But I also think women of color are beautiful no matter the darkness or lightness of their skin. I wish our culture, including our pop culture, didn’t privilege the light-skinned and lighten darker women. [Entertainment Weekly]
The Bluths are back, baby, and they look better (and more ridiculous) than ever, decked out in royal finery in a photo for Entertainment Weekly‘s reunion issue. Look at Buster’s hook down there in the corner! And Tobias’ vacant, beaming smile! The new season of “Arrested Development” (it still feels surreal to type that) will hit Netflix next spring, and I. Can. Not. Wait. [Entertainment Weekly]
I am so depressed that “Game of Thrones”‘ second season has come to a close, and “Mad Men”‘s finale airs this weekend. Thankfully, “True Blood” starts up again on HBO this Sunday and Entertainment Weekly is honoring the show with 11 bloody covers featuring the cast. Even Pam gets one! [Entertainment Weekly]